Facebook bans scenic canal over ‘obscene’ name, dubs it ‘hate speech’



It’s a ban Dyke.

Facebook sent UK users in a tizzy after prohibiting posts that mention a picturesque canal in Norfolk on account of its seemingly dirty name.

The body of water in question is the Cockshoot Dyke, a spot that’s reportedly popular with local anglers and sightseers due to its scenic views.

“People found it hilarious, saying it should be called ‘the waterway that shall not be named,'” Steve Burgess, administrator on the Love the Norfolk Broads Facebook page, told the Sun. The fishing and gift shop owner said the issue first came to light after a member posted about parking her boat at the profanely named canal, which reportedly leads to a place called Cockshoot Broad.

Facebook by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0

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